Upgrade to Windows 10 FREE
It isn’t every day that someone offers you something you can actually use for free! Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a free upgrade for compatible devices that are running genuine Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 Update. This free upgrade is a full version of Windows (not a trial or introductory version) and is available until July 29, 2016. Once you upgrade, you’ll have Windows 10 for free on that device. The free upgrade offer isn’t available for devices running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Enterprise editions of Windows. Microsoft recommends that all eligible PCs upgrade to Windows 10 for the best, most up-to-date security to protect you in today’s online world.
Click a button in the Get Windows 10 app that says “Reserve my upgrade”, “Upgrade now”, “Upgrade later”, or “Schedule my upgrade.” The Get Windows 10 app shows up as a Windows icon in the notification area at the right end of your taskbar (the taskbar is the ribbon of icons on the bottom of your desktop). During the set-up of a new PC, check a box that says “Reserve my free Windows 10 upgrade,” “Upgrade now,” or “Upgrade later.”
Before you upgrade:
- Your device must meet the minimum physical requirements for Windows 10. You will need at least: 1GHz CPU, 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit), 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB of open hard drive space (64-bit) and a DirectX 9-capable video card with WDDM driver.
- You must be running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. You can check your current operating system on Microsoft’s website.
- You must be running the latest version of your operating system. To update Windows 7, go toStart > Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. To update Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, go to Start > PC Settings > Update and recovery > Windows Update.
- You should probably back up your computer.
Some fun facts about upgrading to Windows 10:
- It is FREE until July 29, 2016. After that it will cost you $119.
- You can change your mind later! If you upgrade and don’t like it, you can go back to your previous version within 30 days. Then you can change back to Window 10 again after that.
- It supports touchscreen and it really works! Unlike previous versions, it has touchscreen friendly setting apps and customizable start menu.
- Windows 10 is a universal operating system, which means it works on all Windows devices.
- New and improved Cortana. She is now designed for the desktop computer, not just mobile devices.
You have about 3 weeks to decide if you want to take advantage of this free upgrade offer. Microsoft seems very confident in this version of Windows, so it seems like this is a win-win situation for everyone. If you need help on how to upgrade to Windows 10, give us a call. 2W Tech is a Microsoft Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner and would be happy to assist you.
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